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Campaigns & Elections

President’s latest Philly visit focuses on Black voter engagement

Wednesday’s visit to Philly is President Joe Biden’s seventh trip to Pennsylvania this year

Campaigns & Elections

Biden visits Philadelphia to energize Black voter engagement efforts

Wednesday’s visit to Philly is the president’s seventh trip to Pennsylvania this year

Health Care

A Philadelphia program helps parents tackle substance use with doulas

The Philadelphia Community Doula Support program can help new parents avoid overdoses and court-ordered family separations.

News & Politics

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans being treated for minor stroke

The Philadelphia Democrat said he expects to return to Washington in six weeks

Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Council approves bill to ease streetery setup

Council passed legislation to streamline the streetery approval process and create ‘navigators’ to help businesses through red tape.

Campaigns & Elections

VP Harris continues Biden campaign focus on courting union voters in Philadelphia visit

The vice president addressed the SEIU a day after it elected its first Black woman president

News & Politics

Shapiro touts Pennsylvania as the ‘Great American Getaway’ ahead of 2026 events

The governor revealed a new state tourism brand a day before revealing programming for the America250 celebration in 2026

News & Politics

Opinion: The Department of Environmental Protection needs to be protected from underfunding and understaffing

The majority chair of the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resource and Energy Committee outlines the crisis in the making at this crucial state agency.

Philadelphia

Five for Friday: Cherelle Parker’s executive orders six months in

Parker has used executive orders early and often to push her campaign priorities

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News & Politics

Opinion: Congress must take action to ensure and expand voting rights

Philadelphia City Councilmember Nicolas O’Rourke writes that federal lawmakers hold the key to safeguarding voting rights.

Law Enforcement

Mayor Cherelle Parker’s Kensington ‘resolution’ clears out tent encampment around open-air drug market

The dismantling of tent encampments Wednesday morning came on the final day of a 30-day outreach window in the struggling neighborhood

Philadelphia

Philly’s IT department fires long-tenured staff amid high-level shakeup

At least four top-level positions were eliminated in a restructuring following the appointment of new CIO Melissa Scott.

Technology

What contenders in the $500M Tech Hubs race can learn from the past

Philadelphia is one of the contenders for federal advanced technology investment. A decade ago, a similar program had “no measurable benefit.”

Campaigns & Elections

Capitol changes: Legislative races that could shift power in Harrisburg

City & State recaps key state House primaries

Campaigns & Elections

Kennedy family members endorse President Joe Biden in Philadelphia

Biden stopped in Philly Thursday on the third leg of Pennsylvania trip

Cherelle Parker

Five things you may have missed from Cherelle Parker’s 100th-day announcements

The Parker administration began to offer some details on plans to address crime and gun violence

Philadelphia

Cherelle Parker details public safety plans on 100th day in office

Parker held a press conference in Kensington Thursday to highlight the administration’s priorities